Dog Walking Discounts for Veterans

Everyone loves to get discounts. That’s why you see so many companies giving “discount days” or “discount coupons” or even enrolling customers in programs where they earn discounts after they spend certain amounts. You might not think so, but giving discounts can actually increase your business. Customers remember when they’ve been treated well, and they’re much more likely to use your dog walking service again and recommend you to their friends.

One of the most important discounts you can give is to members of the military and to veterans. These men and women have sacrificed a lot for our country and if anyone deserves special treatment, it’s these hard-working people and the families who stand behind them. When you give back to them, it’s especially appreciated. With so much world conflict, America has become more patriotic and more aware of how much our soldiers and veterans do for us. And when you show that you support them, you’ll not only feel better, but you can be even prouder of your business.

In addition, being there for the family of an active military serviceman or servicewoman who is currently serving our country abroad is a nice thing to do. Money may be tight, and a single parent household may not be able to give the dogs as much attention as needed, especially with children at home. Making a dog walk more affordable is a great way to give back.

Word gets around, too. A huge home-supply chain store gives special military and veteran discounts, especially on Memorial Day, and their business soars. Military people not only rush to take advantage of the discounts and select that day to make big purchases, they also spread the word and keep coming back. Not only does the chain get more customers, but they enjoy a reputation for concern, a reputation that influences even civilians to shop there.

Never underestimate the power of goodwill to increase your customer base. People would much rather hire a professional who’s known to concern himself or herself with the community. So feature your military and veterans discounts in your ads. Mention them to potential and existing customers. You’ll be doing good for them and for your dog walking services!